Thursday, April 20, 2017

Elvis and his Harleys
Elvis purchased one of his first Harleys in1955 with the proceeds from his original Sun Records contract.  It was just the beginning of a life long love affair the King had with motorcycles.  The myth today surrounds a missing1971 Harley which Elvis granted to Priscilla in 1972 at their divorce.  Where is it?  Does someone, somewhere, own this famous bike?  Tune in Friday, April 21 to Talon's Tips and Tales at 11 am MT on www.kmrd.fm/listen to hear the story unfold.

be strong, be safe, Talon

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Flattest Camera in the West
Tune in tomorrow, April14, at 11 am MT for Talon's Tips and Tales on KMRD.FM/Listen
for some hot tips on using you phone camera.  Several years ago while working on a commercial photography assignment I was asked a question which has stuck with me ever since. The question? What’s in your tool kit? In other words, what do you need to get the job done? A camera is a tool, and a powerful one at that.  It’s not so much about the camera, but how it’s used. Good photographs require the photographer to slow down, see, and personally express the world in front of them.  How do you do this traveling on a motorcycle? The answer is simple. Keep it simple. Travel light.  A basic set of tools can generally meet most challenges you may encounter on the road.  Chances are the phone you carry comes with a pretty good camera. Here are a few tips for using your phone camera to capture your next ride. 

Like a copy of the tips and techniques for making photographs with the Flattest Camera in the West?  Click here for a free copy.

be strong, be safe, Talon

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Lady Bikers
Did you know there are 1.2 million lady bikers in the US?  Did you know Bessie Stringfield was the first black woman to ride a motorcycle across the US in 1930.  Did you know Debby Pearson of Santa Fe, NM rode the Hoka Hey Challenge riding over 14,000 miles across the US in three weeks?  Tune in Friday April 7 at 11 am MT to KMRD-FM 96.9 or streaming on the web at www.kmrd.fm/listen to Talon's Tips and Tales for amazing stories of lady bikers and a live interview with Debby Pearson.

be strong, be safe, Talon

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Landscape
This past week was spent traveling across and photographing the New Mexico landscape.  I was teaching a black and white landscape photography workshop in Santa Fe.  

Here is a thought from the week.  Landscape is the visible features of an area of land, its landforms and how they integrate with natural or man-made features.  The character of a landscape helps define the self-image of the people who inhabit it and a sense of place that differentiates one region from other regions. It is the dynamic backdrop to people’s lives.

be strong, be safe, Talon